Judge Mark Bartolotta

Judge Mark Bartolotta Judge Mark Bartolotta protecting Lake County families for over 27 years Judge Mark Bartolotta brings with him to the Probate Court bench a diverse educational and professional background.

In 1985, he graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. Over the next several years, he worked for the Allstate and Prudential Insurance Companies in their claims departments. He also obtained his NASD Series 7 securities brokers license, as well as his Ohio Life and Health Insurance licenses. In order to further his education, Judge Bartolotta enrolled in law school at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1989. During law school, he clerked for Judge Robert J. Grogan at the Lyndhurst Municipal Court. He graduated from Cleveland- Marshall in 1992 with his Juris Doctorate degree. In the fall of 1992, Judge Bartolotta was hired by the then Lake County Prosecutor Steve LaTourette into the prosecutor’s office. While there, he worked as a trial attorney in the civil, juvenile, and criminal divisions for over twenty years. During the last ten years of his service with the prosecutors’s office, Judge Bartolotta was the Major Felony Prosecutor. In that capacity, he was responsible for bringing to justice the most violent, heinous criminals in the county. His typical caseload included murders, rapes, robberies, burglaries, and white collar crime. In February 2013, after former Geauga County Prosecutor replaced the retired Steve LaTourette as our Congressman, Judge Bartolotta was hired in Geauga County to run the Criminal Division as Chief Assistant Prosecutor. While there, he was on the team that successfully prosecuted the Chardon High School shooter, resulting in three life sentences without the possibility of parole. When Governor John Kasich needed to fill the open seat on the bench of the Lake County Probate Court last year, he turned to Judge Bartolotta for the appointment. Since taking the bench in probate court, Judge Bartolotta has handled all aspects of the court, including guardianships, civil commitments, will contests, marriage licenses, name changes, adoptions, and court administration. He has done so with the same professionalism and dedication that he has exhibited in over twenty-one years of public service. Regarding his personal life, Judge Bartolotta has been married to his wife Suzanne (Dill) for twenty-two years. She has been a Special Education and reading teacher in the Euclid Public School District for the past twenty-nine years. They have two sons; Joe, a senior at Lake Catholic High School, and Matt, a freshman at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School.

Special thanks to our Host Committee for the Pine Ridge event. Your support helped to make it a great success!
12/16/2019

Special thanks to our Host Committee for the Pine Ridge event. Your support helped to make it a great success!

Had a successful campaign kickoff event at Pine Ridge. These past six years flew by. Thanks to our family, friends, and ...
12/16/2019

Had a successful campaign kickoff event at Pine Ridge. These past six years flew by. Thanks to our family, friends, and guests for your overwhelming support as we head towards the November 2020 election.

Officially kicked off the 2020 campaign by filing my petitions at the Board of Elections, seeking re-election to the Lak...
10/19/2019

Officially kicked off the 2020 campaign by filing my petitions at the Board of Elections, seeking re-election to the Lake County Probate Court. I’d be honored to continue to serve as your Judge.

Judge Mark Bartolotta's cover photo
10/13/2019

Judge Mark Bartolotta's cover photo

I helped to judge the "Deepwood Idol 2015" singing competition at Great Lake Mall. These talented, courageous performers...
03/29/2015

I helped to judge the "Deepwood Idol 2015" singing competition at Great Lake Mall. These talented, courageous performers entertained hundreds of fans. Of the 4 finalists, Julie Underwood was named the winner, singing "Let It Go" from the movie "Frozen".

Had a great time as guest speaker at the Willoughby Hills Senior Center's pot luck lunch on Tuesday. Got to meet a lot o...
01/22/2015

Had a great time as guest speaker at the Willoughby Hills Senior Center's pot luck lunch on Tuesday. Got to meet a lot of great people. Thanks to Florine O'Ryan for the invitation, and to Mayor Bob Weger and Councilman John Plecnik for attending as well.

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The Bartolotta family continues to be humbled and grateful for your suppor...
12/02/2014
Bartolotta reflects on more than one year as Lake County Probate Court judge

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The Bartolotta family continues to be humbled and grateful for your support. We wanted to share this article recapping the Judge's path to the Lake County Probate Court bench. Wishing you all the best for a happy holiday season!

As a student at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Mark Bartolotta was watching a presentation by then-Lake County Prosecutor Steven C. LaTourette on the Kirtland cult killings.

On behalf of my family and myself, I'd like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all those who helped make our election campa...
11/06/2014

On behalf of my family and myself, I'd like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all those who helped make our election campaign a huge success. From our core committee, to our numerous volunteers, and contributors, and supporters, this was truly a team effort. We were able to get our positive message out to the voters.
Thank you to all !!! Judge Mark Bartolotta and family.

Headed down Mentor Ave into Painesville past the Fairgrounds. Saw a bright sign. Don't forget to vote tomorrow!
11/04/2014

Headed down Mentor Ave into Painesville past the Fairgrounds. Saw a bright sign. Don't forget to vote tomorrow!

Regis Coustillac - Retain Judge Mark J. BartolottaI’m sending this post to all my friends in Lake County, Ohio.Election ...
11/01/2014
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Regis Coustillac - Retain Judge Mark J. Bartolotta

I’m sending this post to all my friends in Lake County, Ohio.
Election Day is next Tuesday, and if you’re anything like me, there are candidates that you feel you don’t know enough about to make an informed decision. This seems especially true for judgeships.

This year will be a little different. This year I’ll be voting to retain Judge Mark Bartolotta as Lake County Probate Court Judge.

It’s not my intent to change your mind if you’ve already decided on a candidate, but if you still aren’t sure, I’d like to share a little bit about Mark.

His legal qualifications are unmatched. Before being asked to fill the open seat as Lake County Probate Court Judge last year, he had served in the prosecutor’s office in both Lake and Geauga County for over 20 years. He was The Major Felony Prosecutor in Lake County, bringing to justice the most heinous of criminals.

His reputation has earned him the endorsements of dozens of civic leaders in Lake County. In addition, he earned the endorsement of “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” from the Lake County Bar Association.

Just as impressive is the kind of person Mark is. I met Mark over 25 years ago when my wife, Sue, and Mark’s wife Suzanne began working together as teachers (they still work in the same school together).

It’s been a privilege to share life experiences with him and Suzanne as we raised our families; whether it be attending our children’s sporting events and birthday parties together, or volunteering at church functions.

In a world where self-promotion and egotism have become more of the norm, Mark’s modest and unpretentious manner is a constant reminder of why so many people respect and admire him. He fights the good fight without fanfare. He is, and will continue to be an outstanding Probate Court Judge.

I feel both proud and fortunate to call him a friend. If we’re lucky, we all have somebody like Mark in our lives. He’s one of the “good guys”. It is for this reason I’m asking you to join me and vote to retain Mark as Lake County Probate Judge. Please share this with others if you agree.

Learn more about Mark by visiting http://www.judgemarkbartolotta.com/ or go to his page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retain-Judge-Mark-Bartolotta-for-Lake-County-Probate-Court/233193280193434

Vote Judge Mark J. Bartolotta for Lake County Probate Court Judge.

10/31/2014

We are proud to share with you the numerous endorsements for Judge Bartolotta. With your vote on Nov. 4th, Judge Bartolotta can continue the important work of the Lake County Probate Court. Thank you for your support!

Endorsements:

Congressman Steve LaTourette
Congressman Dave Joyce
State Senator John Eklund
Lake County Sheriff Dan Dunlap
Lake County Coroner Dr. Lynn Smith
Lake County Engineer James Gills
Lake County Auditor Edward Zupancic
Retired Lake County Commissioner Ray Sines
Former Lake County Commissioner Dale Fellows
Concord Township Trustee Connie Luhta
Willoughby Mayor Dave Anderson
Retired Willoughby Police Chief William Crosier
Retired Willoughby Police Chief Conrad Straube
Willoughby Councilman Jeff Black
Willoughby Hills Mayor Bob Weger
Willoughby Hills Police Chief Chris Collins
Willoughby Hills Law Director Tom Lobe
Willoughby Hills Councilwoman Nancy Fellows
Eastlake Councilwoman Cindy Quinn Hopkins
Mentor Police Chief Kevin Knight
Mentor Councilwoman Janet Dowling
Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Chief John Gielink
Mentor-on-the-Lake Councilman Troy Elam
Retired Painesville Police Chief Troy Hager
Painesville Councilman Michael DeLeone
Kirtland City Council President Bob Umhotz
Waite Hill Mayor Bob Ranallo
Retired Lake County Recorder Frank Suponcic
President of Western Reserve Jr. Service League Alice Demeter
Fairport Harbor Police Chief Mark Kish
Madison Township Police Chief Leonard DelCalzo
North Perry Village Police Chief Ron Radovanic
Willoughby Hills Councilman Dave Fiebig
Willoughby Hills Councilman John Plecnik
Retired Mentor Police Chief Richard Amiott
Retired Lake County Clerk of Courts Lynne Mazeika
President of the Lake County Blue Coats Dr. Ronald Taddeo
Madison Township & Madison Fire District Trustee Ken Gauntner
Kirtland City Councilman Doug Davidson
Kirtland Police Chief Wayne Baumgart
Painesville Township Trustee Josh Pennock
Wickliffe Police Chief Randy Ice

Thanks to the Mentor Rotary and their president Amy Kapostasy for having me as a guest at their lunch meeting. Auburn Ca...
10/31/2014

Thanks to the Mentor Rotary and their president Amy Kapostasy for having me as a guest at their lunch meeting. Auburn Career Center put on an informative presentation about the career programs they offer students. Very innovative.

10/31/2014

Thank you for all the support during this campaign season! If you can, we are looking for volunteers to work at polling stations on Tuesday, November 4th. Message me if you are interested. Thank you again!

Continued my program of personally visiting nursing homes where wards of the Court are living. Went to Wickliffe Country...
10/29/2014

Continued my program of personally visiting nursing homes where wards of the Court are living. Went to Wickliffe Country Place, Van Gorder Manor, and Kindred LakeMed. Checking on the needs of those who reside there.

10/26/2014

Just over a week to go. Here's another commercial to mix it up a bit. Please be sure to share it with your friends. And as always, thank you for your support!!!

Dear friends,My husband, Judge Mark Bartolotta, and I are proudly raising our two sons here, and call Lake County our ho...
10/25/2014

Dear friends,
My husband, Judge Mark Bartolotta, and I are proudly raising our two sons here, and call Lake County our home. You may know Mark as our Probate Court Judge. As our Probate Court Judge he maintains the highest ethical standards. I trust my husband, as your Lake County Probate Court Judge, to take care of our citizens and help keep Lake County a great place to live. Our family would appreciate your consideration and support on November 4th, as he runs to retain his position as your Judge.
Sincerely, Suzanne (Dill) Bartolotta

10/20/2014

Another week closer to the election, another commercial to check out. Make sure to share this with all of your friends. And thank you for all your support!

Just finished judging the Willoughby Chili Cookoff. Lots of great food. Tough competition. Congrats to the top 3 winners...
10/18/2014

Just finished judging the Willoughby Chili Cookoff. Lots of great food. Tough competition. Congrats to the top 3 winners: Willoughby Brewery, Burgers & Beer, and John's Cafe.

10/16/2014

Here's our next 15 second commercial for your viewing pleasure. And I approve this message!

It was a busy weekend at the Farmpark. Once again I drove a truck pulling passengers on the Haunted Hayride thru the par...
10/13/2014

It was a busy weekend at the Farmpark. Once again I drove a truck pulling passengers on the Haunted Hayride thru the park. And on Sunday, the Cleveland Foundation hosted a "Weekend in Lake County" event at the park. Got to try plowing a field with the horses. Gained a new appreciation for farmers!

Had a great time working as the celebrity server for the Wounded Warrior Project benefit at Billy's Martini Bar last nit...
10/10/2014

Had a great time working as the celebrity server for the Wounded Warrior Project benefit at Billy's Martini Bar last nite. Congrats to hosts Linda Cappelli, Kelsey O'brien and Billy for a hugely successful event. Music was from Rich Harmon and Denny Carlton. Great cause.

I am proud to have received the ONLY "Highly Recommended" endorsement from the Lake County Bar Association in the Probat...
10/05/2014
John Arthur Hutchison: Lake County Bar Association releases judicial candidate endorsements

I am proud to have received the ONLY "Highly Recommended" endorsement from the Lake County Bar Association in the Probate Court race. This is the highest endorsement that the Bar makes.

I am truly humbled to know that the attorneys who work most closely with the Probate Court have validated the job I have been doing there as your Probate Court Judge.

Take a moment to read the attached News-Herald article from Saturday with the results.

http://www.news-herald.com/opinion/20141003/john-arthur-hutchison-lake-county-bar-association-releases-judicial-candidate-endorsements

It’s not always easy to know whether an attorney will make a good judge because judicial candidates are often limited when talking about specific issues that could come before them on the bench.

Thanks to my good friends Karen Kowall and Marisa Cornachio for throwing a law enforcement fund raiser for me at the Wil...
10/04/2014

Thanks to my good friends Karen Kowall and Marisa Cornachio for throwing a law enforcement fund raiser for me at the Willoughby Brewery. I'm proud to have the support of so many of Lake County's finest!

10/01/2014

Take a sneak peek at our 30 second TV commercial. More to come. Enjoy!

I had the honor of presenting the auction items at Garry Wilson's fundraiser event. Garry has touched so many lives that...
10/01/2014

I had the honor of presenting the auction items at Garry Wilson's fundraiser event. Garry has touched so many lives that he packed a full house at the Willoughby Brewery. We wish the best for Garry and his family!

Thanks to the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce for hosting a Candidates & Issues luncheon this week. It's so important to...
09/27/2014

Thanks to the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce for hosting a Candidates & Issues luncheon this week. It's so important to provide information to the voters this election season. Pictured with Renee Sanden, Wendy Zele, & Kevin Malecek.

Just a little housekeeping: congrats to our candy jar winners. Hannah from Mentor came closest to guessing the content o...
09/22/2014

Just a little housekeeping: congrats to our candy jar winners. Hannah from Mentor came closest to guessing the content of the Mentor City Fest jar, and Mike from Concord won the Lake County Fair jar. Enjoy the treats!

Thanks to Cat Casey and Jeremy James at Cougar Radio 93.7 FM for having me on the air as a guest on their morning show. ...
09/16/2014

Thanks to Cat Casey and Jeremy James at Cougar Radio 93.7 FM for having me on the air as a guest on their morning show. Had a blast. Hosting a show is hard work, but these professionals made it look easy.

Team Bartolotta was one of the sponsors of the Downtown Willoughby 5K race yesterday, and was there to cheer on the runn...
09/15/2014

Team Bartolotta was one of the sponsors of the Downtown Willoughby 5K race yesterday, and was there to cheer on the runners ... and to celebrate at the finish. A great event!

It's time to put the yard signs up! If you have a sign from the Primary, please put it back up at your earliest convenie...
09/10/2014

It's time to put the yard signs up! If you have a sign from the Primary, please put it back up at your earliest convenience. If you would like a yard sign, please visit our website and click on "Request a Yard Sign" tab at www.judgemarkbartolotta.com. You can also private message us your name, address and email on Facebook. Thanks for your support!!

Got to hang out with some friends at the "Supper Bowl" fundraiser for the Forbes House victims' shelter. Even though the...
09/10/2014

Got to hang out with some friends at the "Supper Bowl" fundraiser for the Forbes House victims' shelter. Even though the Browns lost, the shelter won due to many generous donors. A truly worthy cause!

Attended the 9/11 Memorial at the Eastlake Boulevard of 500 Flags 9/11 display. Rick Leventhal of FoxNews covered the ev...
09/07/2014

Attended the 9/11 Memorial at the Eastlake Boulevard of 500 Flags 9/11 display. Rick Leventhal of FoxNews covered the event for the network. He was one of the first on scene to broadcast in New York on the morning of 9/11. A moving ceremony in Eastlake today!

Lots to eat on the campaign trail!  Great BBQ at the Pig & Whiskey event in Downtown Willoughby this weekend.
09/01/2014

Lots to eat on the campaign trail! Great BBQ at the Pig & Whiskey event in Downtown Willoughby this weekend.

Congratulations to the Wickliffe Italian-American Club for hosting the very successful Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce....
08/28/2014

Congratulations to the Wickliffe Italian-American Club for hosting the very successful Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce.
Got to watch friends & relatives compete in the tournament. And of course we got to eat some great food!!!

With Willoughby Hills Police Chief Chris Collins at the Wlby Hills "Touch a Truck" event Saturday. Kids (& parents) got ...
08/24/2014

With Willoughby Hills Police Chief Chris Collins at the Wlby Hills "Touch a Truck" event Saturday. Kids (& parents) got to get up close and into various rescue vehicles and equipment.

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I would like to know what plans Judge Mark Bartolotta has to change the current lack of accountability for guardians who misappropriate funds? Please see my story: